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Postdoctoral Researcher in Building Physics and Digital Twins in the Built Environment, OsloMet 2022

Norway, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in ‘Building Physics and Digital Twins in the Built Environment’ at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD), the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology, Norway – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 543,500 NOK/Year

Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD)
Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology
Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • PhD degree in Building Physics or Building Technology
  • competence in programming
  • experience with national and international research networks
  • experience in managing projects with external funding
  • good oral and written presentation skills in English are required

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The following will be emphasized

  • Extensive research and development work that is relevant to the position
  • Competence in Digital Twins and/or IoT systems in the Built Environment
  • Experience from façade systems
  • Digital proficiency
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with colleagues and external partners
  • Personal qualities that can contribute to a positive working environment

Personal qualities necessary for the position

We emphasize that you are collaborative and motivated to build professional communities and are concerned with new thinking and innovation in education, research and development work.The participation in the project will require independent scientific thinking and management skills.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your duties and responsibilities will be to

  • play a central part in research and dissemination of research results both to academic environments and society in general
  • initiate and carry out your own research and development work
  • academic-administrative tasks
  • take the initiative and further develop research collaboration with national and international partners
  • play a central role in the work of further developing the academic environment at the Department
  • actively contribute to the development of the department and OsloMet as a whole

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 21/12508
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

If you would like to apply for the position you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

You will be assessed by an Expert Committee. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • Application letter
  • CV (including the name and contact information of at least two references
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas
  • Complete publication list
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
  • A plan of up to three pages including references outlining how you propose to conduct this post-doctoral project

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

About the Faculty and Department

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology offers bachelors and master’s degree programs in engineering, in addition to research and development activities. The department has approximately 60 staff members and 850 students.

OsloMet seeks a talented and ambitious researcher to join an exciting interdisciplinary research project funded by EEA and Norway Grants.

The Department Civil Engineering and Energy Technology has a vacancy for a Post-doctoral Researcher in ‘Building Physics and Digital Twins in the Built Environment’. The position will have a duration of 2 years and will be connected to an international research project, which aim to the development of a less polluting automated facade system integrated into building management systems. The main objectives of the work in the context of this post-doctoral position are:

  • the analysis and correlation of sensor data related to the monitoring of critical parameters of the façade system
  • a feasibility study of the data collected from the sensors and
  • the development and description of the Digital Twin concept.

Read more about the Faculty and Department here: Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology - OsloMet

Read more about our Research Gropus here:Research and development - OsloMet

About the Employer: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)


  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Participation in a research group and a creative and inspiring academic environment
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners/spouses
  • Work place in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy, job code 1352 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The salary is NOK 543 500-702 100 per year, salary scale 60 -74. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

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Contact details

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

·         Head of Department, Dr. Hallgrim Hjembrekke, +47 67236220,

·         Associate Professor, Dr. Dimitrios Kraniotis, +47 67238869,

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